A Franz Kafka Encyclopedia

Richard T. Gray, Ruth V. Voss, Rolf J. Goebel, and Clayton Koelb

Known for depicting alienation, frustration, and the victimization of the individual by impenetrable bureaucracies, Kafka's works have given rise to the term Kafkaesque. This encyclopedia details Kafka's life and writings. Included are more than 800 alphabetically arranged entries on his works, characters, family members and acquaintances, themes, and other topics.